‘Circuit-breaker’ reportedly unlikely for Premier League at this stage & seen only as last resort

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An update regarding the possibility of a ‘circuit-breaker’ for the Premier League has been provided on Wednesday.

‘Circuit-breaker’ reportedly unlikely for Premier League at this stage & seen only as last resort

Covid-19 on the rise in Premier League

The winter has seen Covid-19 back on the rise in the UK, with their highest daily figure recorded on December 29th.

As a result, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see numbers creeping up in the footballing world.

Recent days have seen Manchester City’s clash with Everton called off whilst Fulham vs Tottenham – set to take place later today – has also been called into doubt.

Elsewhere, Ralph Hasenhuttl will miss Southampton’s next tie due to someone in his household contracting Covid-19 whilst Fulham boss Scott Parker also had to sit out his side’s Boxing Day meeting for a similar reason.

It was also confirmed on Tuesday that the Premier League had recorded its highest infection figure in their last round of testing, 18:

Break in Premier League reportedly unlikely at this stage

Following these recent struggles, there have been reports of a possible two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ to allow the PL clubs to get their infections under control:

Some managers, including West Brom’s Sam Allardyce, have spoken out in favour of such a proposal. Though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently suggested he wasn’t too keen on the idea.

Now, on Wednesday, the Athletic have provided an update on the situation, with no break seemingly imminent.

The Athletic claim that, at this stage, an interruption to the season is not likely, with it believed that such action will be very much seen as a last resort.

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# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 15 17 32
2 Leicester City FC 16 9 29
3 Everton FC 15 7 29
4 Manchester United FC 14 7 27
5 Aston Villa FC 14 14 26
6 Chelsea FC 16 13 26
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 11 26
8 Manchester City FC 14 9 26
9 Southampton FC 15 6 25
10 West Ham United FC 15 2 22
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 15 -5 21
12 Leeds United 15 -5 20
13 Crystal Palace FC 16 -9 19
14 Newcastle United FC 14 -7 18
15 Arsenal FC 15 -4 17
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 15 -6 13
17 Burnley FC 14 -12 13
18 Fulham FC 15 -10 11
19 West Bromwich Albion 15 -19 8
20 Sheffield United FC 15 -18 2
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 10
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 5
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 5
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 5
El Ghazi, Anwar Aston Villa FC 5

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